The last time the two sides faced each other, back in March, Neil Warnock' s side fought back from a goal down to win 2-1, with George Saville scoring a dramatic late winner.
Meanwhile, it's been a productive summer for Boro in the transfer market, with a host of new signings arriving at the club as the squad overhaul continues.
Discussing new signing James Lea Siliki, Warnock said: “James is another name that came up and he will be another good addition to the squad.
“My contacts in France are very impressed with him and we feel he will add to what we have, particularly with his range of passing.”
Meanwhile, ex-Middlesbrough midfielder Sam Morsy has opened up on his move to Ipswich Town, and revealed: “I had no intention of leaving Middlesbrough.
“Even when I was told they were signing a midfielder I was happy to fight for my place but I think it was made clear from upstairs that they wanted to sell me.
“Initially I said that’s fine if the club wants to sell me but I said I’m staying put. I’d settled in the area, enjoyed my team-mates, enjoyed the coaching staff, it was a great atmosphere and I wanted to stay.
“I think when it became apparent I wouldn’t have a fair shot, that’s when I had to look elsewhere.”
Take a look at the latest news round-up from the Championship, as the build-up to the weekend's action continues:
5. Sibley eyes number ten role
Derby County midfielder Louis Sibley has revealed he's revelling in the fluid midfield role he has under Wayne Rooney, and has identified the number ten role as his favoured spot. He earned his first England U20 cap against Romania earlier in the week. (Club website)
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6. Tykes duo head to Denmark
Barnsley have confirmed the departure of duo Rudi Pache and Steve Simpson, who have both been snapped up on permanent deals by Danish second tier side Esbjerg fB. There new club are bottom of the table, with no wins in seven games. (Club website)
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7. La Liga giants join Carvalho chase
Leeds United target Fabio Carvalho is attracting interest from La Liga giants Real Madrid and Barcelona, according to reports. The Fulham sensation has dazzled in the Championship so far this season, scoring three goals in five games. (Daily Mail)
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8. Whites tipped to renew O'Brien interest
Football pundit Alex McCleish has tipped Leeds United to reignite their interest in Huddersfield Town midfielder Lewis O'Brien, after failing to striker a deal with the Terriers over the summer. The Whites reportedly bid less than a third of O'Brien's £10m asking price. (Football Insider)
Photo: Gareth Copley